Milly - A one-year old Italian Greyhound / Sheltie in Pennsylvania
Milly, who came from a high-kill shelter and has been with her current owners for six-months, is in need of a new home. Although informed, prior to adoption, that Milly was a calm cat-loving dog, that does not describe her at all. Milly's owners work eight to ten hours per day, live in a small apartment with no yard, and have a cat who Milly is intent on chasing. They have made the difficult decision to rehome Milly.
This pup was born on 7/23/13 and weighs eighteen pounds. Milly has lots of energy and when not relaxing, is "go- go - go," displaying both speed and jumping ability. However, Milly does enjoy snuggling with her humans and is extremely loving; is good wtih people, including children; and loves playing at the dog park. When on-leash, Milly does best when introduced slowly to larger breed dogs as she tends to feel a but threatened by them (when her family was vacationing, Milly did fine with all the dogs at the dog day camp where she stayed).
Milly is housetrained and accident-free in her current home; is crate-trained (will chew items if left alone free in the house); and travels nicely by car. Barking only tends to occur when Milly is startled, and whining will sometimes take place when she wants attention (this could be worked on by rewarding non-whining behavior and ensuring that she is not rewarded for whining). Since Milly is an expert at destroying dog toys, the "tough" variety would be best for her.
This sweet girl would benefit from a home with a person (or people) who enjoy long walks, jogging, and other activities to engage Milly in. These can be physical, as well as mental activities such as obedience training and the utilization of treat dispensing toys.
Tootsie Pop - A five-year old Italian Greyhound mix in South Carolina
Tootsie Pop, who has been living in a home with three other dogs, has a big personality for her size as she is only ten pounds. One dog is submissive to Tootsie and they get along fine, but the others do not tend to cater to her and Tootsie has started fights with them, generally when the dogs are competing for attention. Tootsie's owner is not comfortable with the situation and feels that another home, perhaps where Tootsie could be the only dog, would be best for her.
With black and grey fur, one blue and one brown eye, Tootsie has a beautiful, distinctive look. She is very sweet and cuddly with people, including children, and, due to her fairly high energy level, loves to play. She also enjoys car rides. Tootsie is not accustomed to leash walking, so that is something an adopter can introduce her to. A quiet girl,, Tootsie only barks when somene is knocking at the door. To avoid interaction with the other dogs, Tootsie stays in a separate room when left alone; she is also crate trained.
Tootsie Pop is housetrained and potties outside or, if she cannot be let out regularly, uses doggy pee pads. She is accident-free in her current home.
In her current home for three years, prior to that, her owners kept her outside 24/7 on a runner. If you would like to provide Tootsie with a loving, forever home, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. Additional photos here. (Listed 6/17/14)
Lieutenant Dan - An almost three-year old Italian Greyhound / Chihuahua in California
Due to a move, work, and school, Lieutenant Dan's owner is not home enough to provide him with enough attention. A home with someone who is not gone long hours, who enjoys walking, and can be consistent with training is desired.
Lieutenant Dan, who will be three-years old in August, weighs eleven pounds. His energy level is high enough for playing and running, which he loves, and low enough for hours of cuddling. He is a sweet, silly boy who has some social anxiety when meeting new people. If an unknown person enters the house, Lt. Dan does best if he is kept on a leash and the person does not acknowledge him. Although a bit shy initially, Lt. Dan is good with other dogs. He absolutely loves to play with cats! This guy also enjoys traveling in the car.
House trained to potty outside, Lieutenant Dan tends to do best when on-leash, but will also potty in a fenced area. He has made great strides, but does tend to have accidents at the rate of approximately one per day. Since Lt. Dan is crate trained, he currently stays in a crate when left alone and that, along with consistency, is assisting him with house training. On walks, he will pull for a few minutes, but if his "walker" makes a "tsst" sound, he will stop the pulling. Lt. Dan saves his barking for knocks at the door and strange people entering the house.
Bella and Blazer - Two Italian Greyhounds in New York - Adoption Pending
Bella and Blazer are incredible Italian Greyhounds whose owner, due to no one being home very much, has made the difficult decision to locate a new home for them.
Bella, who is nine years old (birth date of 1/21/05), and Blazer, who is ten years old (birth date of 9/6/04), are extremely bonded and need to stay together. Although inseparable, they also love their humans and will enthusiastically demonstrate that each time you come home! Although Bella and Blazer, who both weigh approximately fifteen pounds, enjoy cuddling with each other and their people, they also like to run, with Bella demonstrating her sight hound, hunting prowess by once catching a squirrel.
These two Italian Greyhounds are housetrained (they potty outside) and accident-free in their current home. They are crate trained and, when left alone, stay in a crate together, generally burrowing under a blanket. Not tending to be shy, both are quite personable, as well as being good with dogs, cats, and children; although they will both bark if they see another dog.
Their current owner describes Bella and Blazer as “really great, lovable dogs” who are “very friendly and well-behaved.” If you are interested in Bella and Blazer, and can provide them with the human companionship that they are currently lacking, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. Additional photos here. (Listed 5/12/14)
Spencer - A seven-year old Italian Greyhound in New York
Spencer, who is eight-years old and weighs fourteen pounds, is a delightful boy in the care of Italian Greyhound Place. Primarily surrendered due to a lack of housetraining, Spencer is doing exceptionally well here. An adopter willing and able to provide consistency and supervision is desired, especially during inclement weather.
Spencer is very sweet and loving, responsive to requests, good with other dogs, friendly with people (does not tend to be timid), travels nicely in the car, and is crate trained. He is extremely good on-leash and enjoys walks and hikes. When initiating play with another dog, he will sometimes make little noises and barks from a play position. Although he will alert to someone at the door, he stops when requested to do so.
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